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Stephen K Amos: Bread & Circuses

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Thu 14 Dec to Fri 15 Dec

Advisory age: 16+

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Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak, so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it? Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus. Leave your problems behind for the evening in the company of the ‘effusively charming’ Amos and who knows? Maybe the world will seem just a little bit brighter.

After all, when Ancient Rome needed to distract itself from politics, a few solutions were suggested, but none hit the spot quite like the simple idea of giving the people cheap food and plentiful entertainment – ‘panem et circenses’ or ‘bread and circuses’. Our circuses might no longer involve gladiator fights to the death, but the same principle applies. Modern politics is a confusing mess, so no one can blame you for giving it a miss in favour of a night of laughs.

Ticket information

£19.50

Reviews

  • ‘Deliciously deft…we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout…you’ll leave the show smiling’

    The Times
  • ‘The feel good comedy of a true stand-up legend’

    Perth Now
  • ‘A note perfect hour’

    ★★★★★ Metro

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

Phone lines open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm